The farm comprises approximately 80 acres made up of grassland, wetland and woodland. On the farm we have native breed cattle, rare breed pigs and rare breed sheep. Hay and silage is made during the summer from our grass meadows. Straw is bought from our neighbour and stored inside for winter bedding for the animals.
Our small herd of Beef Shorthorn and British White cattle produce calves year round that will be raised and eventually fattened for the farm shop. Some of the female (heifer) calves will be kept for future breeding. The cattle are brought inside over winter to preserve the land.
Our small herd of Tamworth rare breed outdoor pigs produce piglets year round that are also raised and fattened for the farm shop. Some of the female (gilts) pigs will be kept for future breeding. We have two boars who serve the sows as required.
We have a small flock of rare breed sheep producing lambs for the farm shop. Lambing normally starts around the beginning of April. The sheep and lambs graze our pastures all year round. During winter hay/silage is used to supplement their diets.
We operate on a very low input system and try to minimise the impact on the land from our farming activities.
The wetland areas on the farm are naturally spring fed and have been fenced off in order to develop a habitat for wildlife. It is not uncommon to see Ducks and Geese on the pond, indeed each year we see broods of ducklings and goslings on the ponds. There are many other species of birds and mammals that visit these areas to. New trees and other vegetation are planted year on year to help develop the habitat.